Auroras & Ice Caves
Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop
Skarpi & friends have been offering the Aurora & Ice Photo Workshops for the past five years. They have got the Vatnjokull area of Iceland fully covered. The amazing Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and the incredible Ice Caves that you find in many of Iceland’s Glaciers are the main focus of this photo workshop.
We make photo stops at top locations of Iceland. For example, Skógafoss, Seljalandsfoss, Reynisfjara Beach and Jokulsarlon Lagoon on the South Coast. These places are stunning. You might recognise them from movies, TV and online nature photographers. The stark Winter landscape makes these places more beautiful to photograph and a perfect setting for Aurora photography.
We will visit other lesser known sites along with the incredible Ice Caves. New caves moulded by the glaciers every year. So we explore for new caves to photograph.
The Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop will help you improve your photography skills in amazing locations? Our small groups of eight people gives everyone one2one time with our skilled photo instructors. We welcome photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. This is a great photo workshop for an introduction to Iceland.
Day one – Arrival
Arrive at Keflavík International Airport & transfer to Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík. If you get here early, you can photograph Reykjavik’s landmarks such as Harpa Concert Hall, Hallgrims church, Sun Voyager & Perlan.
In the evening we go over safety considerations and the workshop plan in an Icelandic restaurant.
Day two – Thingvellir – Vik
After an early departure from Reykjavik, we drive directly to our first photo location at Thingvellir where our photography adventure begins. Then we head to the south coast, which has many famous waterfalls and coastlines in Iceland, such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss, Reynisdrangar and Dyrholaey.
We will stay overnight in the small village of Vik.
Day three & four – Vatnajokull
Soon after breakfast, you will have the chance to photograph the sunrise on the diamond Beach near Jokulsarlon. We will capture the Vatnjokull area with plenty of photo locations to choose from over the next couple of days. Our hotel is close to Jokulsarlon so when the sky is clear and Aurora is active we shoot the Northern Lights dancing over the lagoon. We will enter two ice caves on the tour at least. The best available ice caves are deep under the Vatnajökull glacier. We will provide you with all safety gear such as helmets and crampons.
Day five – Hofn Vestrahorn
Vestrahorn mountain is a 454 meter peak with fascinating geology. To the East is Brunnahorn (Batman Mountain) stretching out to sea. Vestrahorn is a fantastic photography subject with a vast choice of interesting foregrounds from the sand tussocks to the rocky coastline. In Winter we often get amazing light on the mountain face.
Day six – Skaftafell – Vik
We visit Skaftafell twice. Once on our way to the south-east and again on the drive back. We’ll photograph some of the fantastic landscapes and include a sunset. The whole Skaftafell area has incredible views such as the glaciers and Iceland’s highest mountains. Waterfalls such as Svartifoss can be photographed in the park.
Day seven – Golden Circle – Reykjavik
We have breakfast at our hotel in Vík, then shoot sunrise on the black beach. We then explore the Golden Circle and drive back to Reykjavik. We will make a few photography stops on our way, and then have a final dinner together in Reykjavik.
Day eight – departure day
Transfer to Keflavik international airport
Aurora & Ice Cave Photo Workshop – Tour Leaders
- November 10 – 17, 2018 – Aron Reynisson
- November 24 – December 1, 2018 – Olgeir Andrésson
- December 8 – 15, 2018 – Skarpi Þráinsson
- January 5 – 12, 2019 – Aron Reynisson
- January 19 – 26, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
- February 2 – 9, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
- February 16 – 23, 2019 – Aron Reynisson
- March 2 – 9, 2019 – Olgeir Andrésson
- March 16 – 23, 2019 – Skarpi Þráinsson
- Northern lights at Glacier Lagoon and other unique locations
- Ice Caves and Glacier Ice
- Super 4x4 Truck
- Jokulsarlon Lagoon and The Diamond Beach
- Major waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss, Skogafoss and Svartifoss.
Our Iceland Winter Photo Workshop takes every opportunity to capture Northern lights in some of the best locations in Iceland, waterfalls, glacier lagoons & ice caves. Iceland has fantastic, soft light during Winter, glacier ice turns into incredible sculptures. This is an ideal workshop to explore the glaciers in Winter for first time visitors to Iceland.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $150 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop: full refund minus $150 fee.
75 days: 75% refund
60 days: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund
Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
Refunds will be initiated within 72 hours of the time that the request is approved.